Last weekend I attended the press conference for the new Toy Story 4 with my daughters. My 21-year-old college art student Gabi asked if she could do the review. Of course, I obliged and she shares her Toy Story 4 Review.
In 1995 Woody lassoed people into a world where toys were just like us. When I was younger, I would shut my bedroom and open it as quickly as possible to see if my toys had come to life. The movies have touched on friendship, how being broken doesn’t make you useless, and now the joys of being lost can really make you feel found. Here are 5 reasons you should watch Toy Story 4.
The animation is beautifully done, and it’s impressive to see the way the movies have evolved over the years. We watched Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, and let’s just say, what we thought was great back then, it’s gotten so much better now.
It will make you feel like you are a kid watching the movies for the first time. You’ll feel happy watching it. Tom Hanks shared during the press conference that whatever age you saw Toy Story for the first time, you go back to that age when you watch the others. It’s true.
The movie has little jokes throughout it, making you laugh out loud. You’ll find yourself smiling because of new characters you’d never expect. Forky, Duke Caboom, Gabby Gabby, Giggle McDimples and more will have your cheeks hurting from smiling. Stay through the end credits. It’s worth it!
I think one of my favorite parts of the film is showing the empowerment women by making Bo independent, strong, and a fighter. She has a huge role in the movie and pushes to show that women can be in charge.
Finally, the message behind the movie is powerful and ties up all the loose ends. Yet leaves room open for another. It’s good to be reminded that being lost isn’t always a bad thing, sometimes you have to be lost to be found.
Toy Story 4
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So, when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts).
After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”) and Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”).